Tag Archives: George H.W. Bush

Critics Rip Trump For Ignoring Declaration Of Christian Belief During Funeral For George H.W. Bush [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: President Trump did not join other attendees at former President George H.W. Bush’s funeral on Wednesday as they read the Apostles’ Creed, drawing pushback from critics online. Trump stood solemnly beside the Clintons and Obamas as the former presidents recited the Christian creed from their programs. Trump did not engage in some of the singing during the …

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Bush 43 Breaks Down In Tears During Father’s Eulogy

NBC News reports: George W. Bush, the 43rd president, gave a tearful eulogy of his father, peppered with jokes and personal stories. He said his father taught his children about the importance of public service and how to live a life with grace, humility and kindness. “He was a genuinely optimistic man,” Bush said about his father. “And that optimism …

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Maureen Dowd: GHWB Disliked Trump So Much He Would Throw His Shoe At The Television Set [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Appearing on Morning Joe Wednesday, New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd claimed that, when she interviewed him, the former president didn’t mince words about the current Commander-in-Chief. “I asked him ‘What do you think of this Trump birther thing?’” Dowd said — describing a conversation she’d had with Bush during the 2016 Republican primary. “And he just said …

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LIVE VIDEO: State Funeral For George H.W. Bush

USA Today reports: Thousands are expected to pay their respects Wednesday to George H.W. Bush during a state funeral service at Washington National Cathedral on a national day of mourning for the last president from the “Greatest Generation.” His son, former president George W. Bush, former Canadian prime minister Brian Mulroney and biographer Jon Meacham will deliver eulogies for the …

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Bob Dole Helped Out Of Wheelchair To Salute GWHB

The Associated Press reports: Former Sen. Bob Dole was helped out of his wheelchair Tuesday to salute former President George H.W. Bush as he laid in state at the Capitol Rotunda. Dole, 95, once faced Bush during the 1988 Republican primary fight for the presidential nomination but nonetheless maintained a decades-old friendship with the former president. On Saturday, he reflected …

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Federal Gov’t And USPS To Close For GHWB Funeral

Politico reports: The federal government and large portions of the country’s financial sector will be closed on Wednesday for a day of mourning following the death of President George H. W. Bush. It will be the first day of mourning for a former president since 2007 following Gerald Ford’s death. The U.S. Postal Service: Some package services will still be …

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Bush Family Promised Trump No Criticism At Funeral

The Washington Post reports: The family of former president George H.W. Bush has planned a state funeral that will steer clear of the kind of anti-Trump sentiment evident at the recent funeral of Sen. John McCain, according to people familiar with the funeral planning. The Bush family contacted the White House this past summer to say that President Trump would …

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Pat Robertson: GHWB Only Launched The First Gulf War After I Told Him God Told Me It Would Be Successful

Speaking today on The 700 Club, Pat Robertson declared that George H.W. Bush only launched the first Gulf War after Robertson assured him in person that God had said it would be a success. Kyle Mantyla reports at Right Wing Watch: “He was in the Oval Office and just at that time, his representative in Geneva had been meeting with …

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George W. Bush To Eulogize Father, Trump Won’t Speak

Reuters reports: Former President George H.W. Bush will be eulogized by his son, former President George W. Bush, along with a mix of family and friends on Wednesday at the Washington National Cathedral, the most high-profile event in a week of proceedings that will remember the remarkable life of the president who died on Friday at 94. Along with his …

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Air Force One Arrives To Transport Body Of GHWB

CNN reports: The late former president George H.W. Bush’s final flights on Air Force One will be called “Special Mission 41,” Bush’s spokesman said Sunday. By tradition, the plane is only called Air Force One when the president is on board. President Donald Trump will not be traveling on the aircraft, so the plane has been redesignated and renamed to …

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Trump Claims He’ll Delay Shutdown Because Of GHWB

Politico reports: President Donald Trump and congressional leaders are getting ready to punt on a major shutdown fight over Trump’s border wall for at least a week. The president said he would back a two-week delay of a government shutdown battle after the death of former President George H.W. Bush. Government funding expires on Dec. 7 for several departments, including …

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Trump Ditches G20 Presser “Out Of Respect” For GHWB

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump has postponed a press conference designed to tout the “great success” of the Group of 20 meeting in Argentina, citing the death of former president George H.W. Bush. Via Twitter, the president said on Saturday that he would wait until after his return to the United States to brief the press on the confab of …

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Jimmy Carter Hails “Grace And Civility” Of GHWB

Via press release from the Carter Center: Rosalynn and I are deeply saddened by the death of former President George H.W. Bush. His administration was marked by grace, civility, and social conscience. Through his Points of Light initiative and other projects, he espoused a uniquely American volunteer spirit, fostering bipartisan support for citizen service and inspiring millions to embrace community …

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White House: Trump Will Attend Funeral For GHWB

The Hill reports: President Trump and first lady Melania Trump plan to attend funeral services for former President George H.W. Bush, who died on Friday at the age of 94, the White House announced. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement Saturday that a state funeral is being arranged with accompanying honors for Bush at the …

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Clinton Remembers Friendship With George H.W. Bush

Via press release from the Clinton Foundation: Hillary and I mourn the passing of President George H.W. Bush, and give thanks for his great long life of service, love, and friendship. I will be forever grateful for the friendship we formed. From the moment I met him as a young governor invited to his home in Kennebunkport, I was struck …

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Trump Hails “Authenticity” Of George H.W. Bush

Via White House press release: Melania and I join with a grieving Nation to mourn the loss of former President George H.W. Bush, who passed away last night. Through his essential authenticity, disarming wit, and unwavering commitment to faith, family, and country, President Bush inspired generations of his fellow Americans to public service—to be, in his words, “a thousand points …

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Obama Mourns “Humble Servant” George H.W. Bush

Via press release from former President Barack Obama: America has lost a patriot and humble servant in George Herbert Walker Bush. While our hearts are heavy today, they are also filled with gratitude. Not merely for the years he spent as our forty-first President, but for the more than 70 years he spent in devoted service to the country he …

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BREAKING: George H.W. Bush Dead At Age 94

The Washington Post reports: George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States and the father of the 43rd, was a steadfast force on the international stage for decades, from his stint as an envoy to Beijing to his eight years as vice president and his one term as commander in chief from 1989 to 1993. The last veteran …

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George H.W. Bush Improves, Moved From ICU

Politico reports: Former President George H.W. Bush has left the intensive care unit at a Houston hospital, where he was admitted over the weekend to treat an infection, and is expected to continue his recovery the next several days from “a regular patient room,” his spokesman said Wednesday. Delivering an update on the 41st president’s health status in a statement, …

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George H.W. Bush Hospitalized With Sepsis [VIDEO]

Multiple outlets are reporting that former President George H.W. Bush was hospitalized yesterday morning with a potentially life-threatening case of sepsis. Bush is being treated in the intensive care unit of Houston Methodist Hospital. The hospitalization came only hours after the funeral of former First Lady Barbara Bush, to whom he was married for 73 years. The former president is …

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